Disinterred extreme metal legends Carcass have just signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records.
Their new album Surgical Steel will be their first release since Swansong released in 1996. The album will feature original members Bill Steer and Jeff Walker with Dan Wilding (Aborted/ Trigger The Bloodshed) behind the drum kit and Ben Ash (Pig Iron/ Desolation/ Liquefied Skeleton) on guitar duty. The album will also be produced by Colin Richardson who has worked with big names such as Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse and Rodrigo Y Gabriella. Expect guest vocals from original sticks man Ken Owen, as well.
The band released this statement to mark their new deal:
“We are pleased to announce that we have found the perfect home for Surgical Steel, the first Carcass album for, what, eighteen years?! We’ve inked a deal with Nuclear Blast for our new baby.
We have to thank Markus Staiger for his enthusiasm and belief in what he heard, but mostly his ability to take advantage of Jeff with a bad hangover when he visited the office in Stuttgart to let him be the first to hear the rough mixes. Nuclear Blast has managed to secure this release despite interest from all the main players in what remains of the metal ‘music industry’.
We’re also looking forward to working with our pals in the US Office, who have done favors for us behind the scenes over the last few years. On a personal note, Jeff looks forward to his and label manager Gerardo Martinez’ friendship to come crashing down in flames and tears in a few months.
As long as we don’t mention ‘The War’ we think we’re going to do just fine with our new Teutonic home!”
The album Surgical Steel will be released this Autumn.